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Rhode Island Republicans endorse Fung for governor over Block


CRANSTON, Rhode Island — The Rhode Island Republican Party has endorsed Cranston Mayor Allan Fung for governor, over his opponent, businessman and Moderate Party founder Ken Block.

Fung says he could not be more proud to be a Republican.

Block said it was not unexpected and pointed out the last two Republicans to win the governor's seat did so without a party endorsement, Don Carcieri (kuh-CHEER'-ee) and Lincoln Almond.

The two will go up against each other in the Sept. 9 primary. The Republican nominee will go up against whoever wins the Democratic primary: General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras or Clay Pell, grandson of the late Sen. Claiborne Pell.

They are vying to replace Gov. Lincoln Chafee, who is not seeking a second term.

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